The Farmhouse at Redcoats

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360 reviews
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The Farmhouse at Redcoats is set in a beautiful 15th century farmhouse nestled in the north Hertfordshire countryside. Sherwin Jacobs heads the kitchen and promises to deliver an experience you will not forget specialising in quality, fresh, local produce. Having gone a recent refurbishment the atmosphere is warm, romantic and relaxing. Private dinning is available in the charismatic main house rooms, whilst the main restaurant is split between the conservatory and the Victorian room. Business lunches are welcome and afternoon tea is served from 2.30pm Monday - Saturday.-Please call site directly for afternoon tea, 24 hour notice is needed.
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RA
Hertfordshire
140 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Haven't been there since shortly after they were taken over by ACI. They certainly have a great chef, as the food was excellent although portions could have been a bit bigger and the prices could have been a bit smaller. Very attentive and friendly service. Certainly a good venue for foodies. Wine list not that impressive, though.

l
Hertfordshire
256 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointing start to our meal as the cauliflower soup was so thin that it lacked flavour. Main course lamb very good. Service friendly & attentive.

OT
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful, lovely atmosphere

EK
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service when we come here. Perfect venue for dinner or a family function in one of their lovely rooms.

DC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, couldn’t fault anything.

JO
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the service outstanding.

AU
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Went there for my birthday lunch and opted for the 3 course meal with my family. Our food order was taken before the drinks order as the waitress stated that she wished to get the order in; she then promptly returned to take our drinks order. Although we ordered our starters as soon as we had arrived, we had to wait a considerable length of time before the starters arrived and guests who had arrived after us got their food before us! The waitress apologised saying the starters were on their way after nearly 45 minutes. However, when it arrived, the food was excellent. Due to the initial delay, our main course arrived barely 10 minutes after we had eaten the starters, so we felt rushed and could not really enjoy the main course properly as there was too short a gap. We requested that we required some time before desserts which were outstanding. Overall, the food is exquisite and we did enjoy our meal.

HB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with fantastic quality food and drink. Visited for a wedding anniversary meal and could not fault the service or food.
My only slight critism would be that there were a few too many fish based dishes on the menu but we knew that before we booked.
The Rump Steak was heavenly. I would definitely recommend this venue.

SR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good as normal? Roast potatoes, wow ?? Lamb shoulder braised correctly, but reheat was terrible, over cooked on top side and ok on under side which ment half a portion was unsatisfactory, desserts very highly skilled chef ? Starter terrine? Dry ,texture ? Flavour bland ???

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambience is really great and the dishes are different. Give it a try for a special occasion!

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as always - the Farmhouse never disappoints!

FJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect birthday lunch in the garden - bright sunshine (always an added bonus, shade if required) and marvellous food. Starters, mains and puds were all of uniformly excellent quality and much appreciated.

SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous place!

WR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice venue and setting. Food was of good quality and choice was excellent. Service was excellent and overall I would recommend

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Just a perfect place to chill without any huddle and bustle of the busy city life

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We wanted to try the restaurant as it is fairly local to us, and is a reasonably new opening.
Also, we wanted to find a venue for a family celebration coming up in October.
The lunch was quite good, although the lamb dish was over cooked and rather ‘crunchy’ on one side ( had been seared off).
When we enquired regarding an October booking for a party of 12, there seemed to be limited options to accommodate us.
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SZ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent but too busy at the end but would recommend

MP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service. Could not have been better. Brilliant

JV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner in the old kitchen private dining room for the six of us. We had crab fritters and terrine to start then a selection of roast dinners - beef was the winner :) lovely room and very welcoming to our 15 month old.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was as always perfect no more to be said, have taken several friends and family there and everybody says the same

DW
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable school reunion meal - Excellent food and service would highly recommend your Restaurant

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings and first class food.

BG
London
31 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We enjoyed our Sunday lunch although, in fairness, the starters and sweets were more impressive than the main course. The room we were in was rather cold.

RK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and surroundings, food was good a little on the pricey side.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Wine wasn't chilled, broccoli was sitting in water had to drain on fork with almonds. Not pleasant meal, disappointing!

S
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tremendous Sunday during a bank holiday weekend spent in the garden behind the restaurant. Whiled away 5 hours in the lovely heat, eating three lovely courses and having a few drinks. Lovely food and staff. Service could have been a bit quicker but was excellent when they did get there and anyway this is a place to savour, not to rush!

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant experience good food and good service in a rural location

t
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place lovely ambiance shame the food did lack any real panache, safe and a bit boring, dare I say bland

s
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal, the staff were great. Looking forward to coming back soon.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Redcoats has always been a favourite of ours since our wedding there 10 years ago. It's changed hands since so thought we would try it for our big anniversary having heard good reviews. Well we were not disappointed the food was amazing bursting with flavours. The staff were all amazing and answered all our questions with confidence and expertise. Finally when our taxi failed to show the manager, Graham, gave us a lift home. Can't wait to go back and would definitely recommend Redcoats.

s
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my boyfriend for his birthday and he absolutely loved it the food was amazing a truly delightful dining experience

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

A lovely place to meet the family, beautiful gardens and attentive staff. Pleasant experience.

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very cosy and romantic restaurant with amazing food and very welcoming staff! To me the best restaurant around!

JC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fabulous meal slightly let down by the waitress not knowing how to pour the wine!

PB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely meal there on Saturday, celebrating a 50th Wedding Anniversary. Everything was as we had hoped for. Pre dinner drinks in a very comfortable lounge and plenty of space between the tables despite the restaurant being full - always a good sign. Would have no hesitation in recommending the Farmhouse for that special occasion.

CT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service a little slow, some ordered drinks never arrived, had to ask for the bill three times? Food was quite slow to arrive 40 minutes between starter and main course.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely food. Only let down was the fact they had no bread for my gluten free friend. Service for drinks could have been better as we had to ask them. However the outstanding quality of the food made the evening

l
Hertfordshire
256 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to the Farmhouse at Redcoats to celebrate a family birthday. The food was very tasty and beautifully presented with the exception of my main course lamb which was extremely fatty. On mentioning this to our waitress she said she would inform the chef; a small adjustment on the bill would have been a nice gesture!

g
London
37 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu choices were good and for 3 of us the food was delicious. One person in our party had a steak and wished he had chosen something else as he said it wasn’t great. One of our friends thought the service could have been better. I personally was very happy with it so it’s personal taste. Overall it was a great evening

BR
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Setting and service was lovely. Starters were wonderful and my fellow diners loved their mains. Also a nice touch that the Birthday girl received a little complimentary dessert.

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